Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they’re not all the same when it comes to privacy.
Source: Workplaces are turning to devices to monitor social distancing, but does the tech respect privacy? : The Conversation
Win or lose against the Mail on Sunday, the princess has displayed courage in breaking free of the media’s expectations, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams
Source: Simply by defying the tabloids, Meghan has already beaten them | Zoe Williams | Opinion | The Guardian
The EPA is considering a rule that would limit what kinds of science regulators can use in setting rules. A scholar explains how this shift would bar his work mapping child lead poisoning.
Source: EPA’s proposed ‘secret science’ rule directly threatens children’s health : The Conversation
A few years ago I was violently sexually assaulted by a “friend” on a night out. It was a sustained and sadistic attack that in no way began with consent. I made the incredibly difficult decision to report it to the police because I needed to take power back. I wanted to look him in the eyes in court and watch him feel a fraction of the helplessness and humiliation that I felt that night. I wanted to tell him I had the power now, with the full weight of the law behind me. Unfortunately it didn’t work out as I expected.
Source: My sexual assault case was dropped when I refused to give police my phone | Anonymous | Opinion | The Guardian
A school is facing a privacy backlash from parents after removing the front wall of a girls’ toilet block.
Parents of children at St Mary’s College in Wallasey have criticised the re-design, with many concerned about their daughters’ privacy.
The exterior wall of one of the school’s female toilet blocks has been removed to make the toilets open plan with the only doors now being those on individual cubicles.
A video sent to the ECHO shows the toilets, which are set back off a corridoor, facing what are believed to be two classrooms and a CCTV camera.
Parents have claimed their children have been told the wall had been removed in a bid to stop smoking, bullying and pupils skipping class and hiding in the toilets.
Source: Parents’ privacy fears as school removes wall from front of girls’ toilet block : Liverpool Echo
Care.data scheme to close after Fiona Caldicott review calls for tougher measures to keep information confidential. The government’s scheme to store patients’ medical information in a single databa…
Source: NHS to scrap single database of patients’ medical details : The Guardian. – DWPExamination.